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November 9, 2017News
Conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact”

NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP, in close cooperation with the Dutch Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs are organizing a “Food & Business Research – Policy Dialogue Conference” (working title), on December 1, 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Online registration for the conference is now open. »

Farmer’s voice matters in agronomic practices development
October 27, 2017Research project
Farmer’s voice matters in agronomic practices development

The ARF project “Designing appropriate agronomic and processing practices for pineapple supply chains in Benin (DAPIS)” fits very well with the Beninese Government Action Plan and aims at improving the access of fresh pineapple and pasteurised pineapple juice produced in Benin to local, regional and international markets. On September 21, the first pineapple experiment has been visited by farmers and consortium members of this ARF project in Benin. »

Report ARF country workshop Uganda
July 17, 2017Knowledge activity
Report ARF country workshop Uganda

A detailed report of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) country workshop which was held in Uganda in January 2017, is now published online. Representatives of nine ARF projects – from research, the private sector, civil society and governmental agencies – gathered for this country workshop in Entebbe. »

F&BKP newsletter July 2017 (#04)
July 14, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter July 2017 (#04)

The July newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) gives details on the financial commitment of the Netherlands to CGIAR’s work in agri-food system research for development. Furthermore information is presented on various food & nutrition security related workshops, studies and events. »

Nine new projects awarded in third call round 2 Applied Research Fund (ARF)
July 13, 2017News
Nine new projects awarded in third call round 2 Applied Research Fund (ARF)

Nine new projects under the second round of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) have received funding from NWO-WOTRO. The new ARF projects will start in the next few months and will take up to three years. »

Report ARF-2 projects International workshop and public seminar in Benin
July 11, 2017Knowledge activity
Report ARF-2 projects International workshop and public seminar in Benin

In October 2016 ARF-2 project members met for a learning exchange during the second International workshop of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) in Cotonou, Benin. The workshop focused on knowledge exchange and strategies of co-creation and research uptake. »